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Molly Wisdom Gillingham

Gillingham Mayor Barry Von Clemens visited St Martins Grange care home to help resident Molly Wisdom celebrate a very special birthday. Molly, who turned 100, was joined by her family for the special …
homeless Dorset

The number of people sleeping rough in Dorset has halved – thanks to work by Dorset Council and other agencies, says the council. Latest figures show that there are currently 18 people rough …
vote poll referendum Bourton

Conservative Simon Hoare said he was ‘thrilled’ after being re-elected at the Memeber of Parliament for North Dorset in yesterday’s general election. Writing on Twitter he said: ‘Thrilled and honoured to be re-elected …
countryfile

Dorset Council’s county farms estate will be in the spotlight on BBC1’s Countryfile on Sunday, 15 December. The council has worked alongside the BBC to create the piece, which highlights how its 6000-acre …
neighbourhood plan

Motcombe residents will now have influence over development in their local area after Dorset Council’s cabinet ‘made’  –  adopted – the parish’s neighbourhood plan in December 2019. The neighbourhood plan was prepared by …

Gillingham Town Council has approved in principle its approved its budget for the financial year 2020-21, which shows a rise of £50,594 on the previous financial year. This equates to a rise of …
Dorset police

Dorset Police officers investigating an assault in Gillingham are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. At around 3.15pm on Sunday 8 December 2019 the victim – a local woman …
skills & learning north dorset

There is an amazing variety of new adult education courses coming up in North Dorset after Christmas. They are perfect if you want to try your hand at something new. In fact, they …
St Martins Gillingham new

The mayor of Gillingham, Barry Von Clemens, has said that the development to provide 60 ‘extra care’ homes to replace the now-demolished St Martins House in Queen Street will be the ‘shame of …